Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
out here. also when you think back to what happened with irene, there was concern about flooding on the sound side here of the outer banks, so, you know, this area is prone to flooding. that's something that everyone's keeping a close eye on. also the winds out here are picking up. they've been right around ten to 25 miles per hour off and on. the rain off and on. but the situation out here will deteriorate as the day goes on. this area remains under a flash flood watch and a tropical storm warning. so people are taking stock of that. they're getting supplies. a lot of peel pl-- people planng to ride this storm out. we talked about some of the people who hadn't boarded up their windows. it turns out there's a mix of people there. are some people who have homes here who don't live here, so those homes have not been boarded up. some people who plan to ride the storm up. that's what we're seeing here. some who have left the area. because when you think back to what happened with irene, irene was more of a direct hit. people saw a lot of damage in this area. this time they're expecting
Oct 27, 2012 4:30am PDT
floodings and power out nl outa irene. >> you know, irene was more of a direct hit in a way because this area saw a lot of flooding, saw a lot of rain from it. in fact, i was speaking with someone here just a few minutes ago about what happened in this area, this highway 12. coastal highway 12. there was a major section of that that washed away from the storm. this morning what we're expecting to see, again, that first band of strong winds, the rain that will be coming through, again, the storm has been downgraded, but officials are saying, you know, do not take the storm for granted. it still will be a strong storm that bring winds and anywhere from 40 to 50 miles per hour i was told. but, you know, at this point, people are paying very close attention, i should say, to what's happening out here in the skies. >> as they should. george howell in the outer banks of north carolina, thank you. >>> meanwhile, you know, millions of people could lose power from this storm and the edison electric institute is warning people that outages could last for seven to ten days. right now the area'
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
come in as a hurricane. last year during irene there was a lot of talk that it came in as a strong tropical storm, but this will be a strong storm and a large one, and they will impact us many many different ways. one of the ways we'll be impacted, and it was noted on the last hurricane advisory was it was storm surge. that's not just the rain falling from the sky. we're going to get a lot of rain, and we'll see the piling up of the water in dangerous areas, possibly long island sound or even new york harbor. what happens when the hurricane winds -- once it starts getting into that shallow coastal area, it has nowhere else to go, brook, but up and out and inland. storm surge can travel many, many miles. we've seen that before with past hurricanes. this is a big concern for this system particularly, amongst many others like power outages. >> okay. sort of like the perfect storm all these conditions coming together. we'll look for it monday night into tuesday. bonnie, thank you. >>> big heads up on some supreme court cases we're going to be watching for this week. it could stop you f
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am EDT
perhaps because of this, victor. when irene came through, irene was more of a direct hit in this area. in fact, there's a coastal road that runs along here, highway 12, a good part of that was washed out. they're not expecting quite a direct hit with this particular storm, but again, they are talking about the wind, the rain and power outages. and victor, that's really what people are bracing for as the storm gets to us. >> i'm wondering, george, i saw an analyst yesterday saying this is going to be a lot worse than irene. are people sticking around for it, or are they boarding up and getting out of town? >> reporter: you know, when you walk around, when you take a look at how people are preparing for this storm, everyone's keeping a very close eye on us, as we report what's happening. they're watching the track of the storm system. right now it looks like it will move in a little further north than where we are. but we will feel the first brunt of the storm. we will see a lot of the winds that come through, the winds that could get up 40, 50 miles per hour in some places. a lot of rain t